Second person dies after being struck by garbage truck this week

Jan 18 2019, 2:30 pm

A man is dead after being struck by a garbage truck in The Annex Thursday evening.

According to police, officers were called to the area of Bathurst and Lennox streets just before 9:30 pm, responding to reports of a collision.

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Police say a man was walking on the southwest corner of the intersection and fell onto the road when the driver of a large green truck, which is believed to be a garbage truck, struck him before continuing south on Bathurst Street.

When officers arrived, they found the male victim unconscious and not breathing. Police say he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing by members of Traffic Services and efforts are being made to identify the fatally injured man.

Police are now asking local residents, business, and drivers, who may have security or dash camera footage of the area or incident, to contact investigators.

This is the second time someone has been struck and killed by a garbage truck in Toronto this week.

Early Tuesday morning, 58-year-old Hang Vo was struck in a downtown laneway. Vo succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

Police released her identity Friday morning in hopes that it will lead to a friend or family member to come forward.

Vo, who has no fixed address, is described as 5’6″, 120 lbs., with brown eyes. She is known to utilize various shelters in Toronto.